Sugar Skull Face

Last week’s Let’s Face It lesson was taken by Karine Bosse who had previously taught a lesson that led to me painting a Mermaid portrait.  As with Bosse’s previous lesson, the medium was watercolour but this time the subject was a Sugar Skull / Calavera portrait in 3/4 profile.  I was really pushed for time and also did not have all the materials Bosse demonstrated so I improvised a bit and reduced the number of layers and steps involved in the project.  For instance, instead of creating a more patterned background I used a wash of watercolour sprinkled with salt to create some texture.  Especially given how little time I had to invest in this piece, I was pretty pleased with how it turned out.

Week 17 Sugar Skull

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